Preserving Family Treasures Road Show

The Preserving Family Treasures Road Show was a success on April 28, 2013.

It included the following schedule:

From 1 PM to 3 PM, collections care professionals from around the nation were on hand to advise you on the best way to preserve treasured items.

From 3 PM to 5 PM, the collections care professionals participated in an "Ask the Experts" Public Forum where they evaluated and discussed the care of a few items brought in by participants. Ample time is allowed for audience members to ask questions.

Participants brought one item from home and Road Show professionals provided guidance on how to properly care for the item.

Eight categories of items evaluated:

•Paper (letters, comic books, certificates, maps, and other paper-based items)
•Photographs (all types, as well as scrapbooks and albums)
•Recordings (home movies, cassette tapes, VHS, and others)
•Art Work (all types)
•Ceramics and Glass (all types)
•Metals (silver, copper, brass, etc.)
•Textiles (quilts, flags, clothing)
•Organics (leather, baskets, feathers, etc.)

Appraisal services were not provided. Furniture,taxidermy, or weapons of any kind (swords, guns, knives, ec.) were not allowed.